February 22, 2014

Putting on Brave (A Five Minute Poem)





















Today I go to the closet 
Rifle through textiles sewn
To take the chill off
Or to dance 
Or sit at the table in front of 
New American cuisine.

I need to put on brave
Perfectly fitted yet
Comfortable 

And composed. 


It is not cold
And there is no music
And dinner will call for pajamas 
Since likely it will be a 
Bowl of cereal

With Milk.

And tomorrow again,
I will put on brave and hope,
Armored,
In a world 
Shooting arrows
When everything
Within wishes to put 
On a dress

And dance.

"Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm." (Ephesians 6:13)



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